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Old 10-13-2006, 12:07 AM   #1
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i want to change the rear view mirror in my 01 se from the standard mirror to the electro auto dimming mirror. has anybody done this??..i havent looked yet but i was hoping that the factory harness connector might be there. my 01 came the cassette only radio...would there be any problems installing a factory cd/cassette radio?...since i own my auto repair business and have been a gm driveability guy for way to long,,,lol,,i have a tech2 to set up the radio..just wondering if anyone has done these mods...thanks for the help....and my first official post here also,,,,i hope that i can help and contribute to this club,,,,thanks again,,,,brad
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welcome to the club....

you might just need to get pwr and ground to the mirror to make it work...LOTS on ppl have done it on the early gens, but never on the 00+. Im sure that it can be done

as for the Radio.....if you have the Tech 2 they you should be fine as the VIN is incoded into the radio, but you already knew that
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These are the steps that you will need to take to program your new radio.

Complete the following procedure, using a scan tool, in order to properly set up communication:

On your Tech II scan tool, follow these steps.
1. At the Main Menu screen, select: Diagnostics.
2. At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the following options:
* Model Year
* Passenger Car
3. At the System Selection Menu screen, select: Body.
4. At the Vehicle Identification screen, select the appropriate model.
5. At the Body screen, select: Radio.
6. At the Radio screen, select: Special Functions.
7. At the Special Functions screen, select: Radio Setup.
8. At the Radio Setup screen, press ENTER. The following test will set up a new or existing radio.
9. Verify that the scan tool displays "Test in Progress."
10. Verify that the scan tool displays "Test Completed Successfully."
11. Press EXIT on the scan tool and cycle the ignition.

The radio set up will configure the following systems:

* Steering Wheel Controls
* LEARN VIN
* Diagnostic Trouble Codes
* Class 2 Radio Messages

Without learning the VIN, the radio will display a locked message (LOC).
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but never on the 00+.

:::clears throat::::

yes, it has been done.

2 wires, power and ground can easily be obtained from the overhead cigarette lighter or sunroof, depending on equipment

i didnt even bother looking for a factory connector
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but never on the 00+.

:::clears throat::::

yes, it has been done.

2 wires, power and ground can easily be obtained from the overhead cigarette lighter or sunroof, depending on equipment

i didnt even bother looking for a factory connector
HAHAH should have figures that you had done it
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thanks for all the info,,,ive found a nice radio and mirror on ebay,,,hopefully ill get them...thanks again,,,,this seems like a great club,,,,
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Just make sure your power source isn't 'always on'. Used switched ignition power.
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Just make sure your power source isn't 'always on'. Used switched ignition power.
power exists in the overhead console from the factory, and all hot wires are either ignition switched or on the accessory timer
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Welcome aboard Brad....would you mind if I ask where you are located with that super cool Tech 2 of yours?

As far as the mirror goes, these guys have it right -- just power (switched) and ground. If you want to get a little more fancy, you can get a mirror with a compass built in too if you don't have that on your car already.
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i want to thank everybody again for all the help..i own brookhaven performance center and we are located in russellville,ky. we are an authorized ac delco repair center,in the south central ky area and about an hr north of nashville, tn or,,,,,about 30 mins from bowling green, ky...you know where the build wanna be bonnevilles..........hope there are no corvette guys here,,,,,thanks again for all the help...hope i can return the favor,,,,
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